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Grade 2 Newsletter, March 24 – 28

March21

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • Happy Mother’s Day! We appreciate all your support throughout the year. We hope you love your Mother’s Day bits as much as we enjoyed making them!
  • Thank you to parents who came to the Grade 1 and 2 musical. The students were so enthusiastic about performing for you.
  • SPRING BREAK will be 31st March to 13th April. March 28th will be a half day, finishing at 12 pm.
  • ASAs continue this week. This session’s ASAs will run until the end of April.

Edmentum Log-In (the passwords are on the student homework folders)

Important Links

  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • Please follow the links to see you daily specialist and class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop: Bigger books mean amping up reading.

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will work on fluency and comprehension skills in the extension groups. Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home.

Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become lifelong readers.

IXL Language Arts: C.5, C.6

Monday Students will work on fluency and comprehension skills in the extension groups.
Tuesday Students will learn to build the story in their heads as they read.
Wednesday Students will work on fluency and comprehension skills in the extension groups.
Thursday Students will think about the author’s figurative language.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Persuasive writing:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will write about their weekend using a small moment format. Students can practice persuasive writing at home using ideas they are passionate about (Should Grade 2 students have mobile phones? Should Grade 2 students have extra recess time at school? etc.)

IXL Language Arts:

Vowel Teams, G.1, G.2

Monday Introduction to OREO format in persuasive writing.
Tuesday We are learning to express our opinions using proofs.
Wednesday Students will add quotations to their persuasive writing.
Thursday Students will think about their grammar. “Does what I’ve written make sense?”

 

Math

Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Math learning.

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will write their Unit 5 math test. IXL, Shapes, T.1, T.2, T.3, U.1, U.2, U.3, U.4

IXL, Math, Comparing and Ordering, B.5, B.6

IXL, Data and Graphs, R.2, R.3, R.8

Monday We will write the pre-assessment for Unit 6 math.
Tuesday Students will compare numbers, thinking about their relation to one another.
Wednesday We are learning to make a pictograph and bar graph.
Thursday Students will review using Edmentum.

 

Unit of Inquiry

This will be our final week of our Health and Well-being unit of inquiry. During class, students will plan a presentation about one aspect of well-being and will share it with another elementary class.

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

 

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House Colors for Thursday

March20

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow (Thursday, March 21st) will be our learner profile assembly. Students should wear their house color tomorrow. 2DO will wear yellow, 2KG will wear green, and 2BC will wear purple.

Thank you for your support!

The Grade 2 Team

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Grade 2 Newsletter: March 17th – March 21st

March17

For the coming week…

Reminders

 

  •  The Grade 1 and 2 Musical will be March 19th at 8h30 in the MPH. Parents and grandparents invited.
  • ***Please check the ClassDojo for Ms. Austin’s post on the concert costume requirements.
  • SPRING BREAK: 31st March to 13th April. March 28th will be a half day, finishing at 12pm.
  • ASAs continue this week. This session’s ASAs will run until the end of April.

 

Edmentum Log-In (the passwords are on the student homework folders)

 

Important Links

 

  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • Please follow the links to see you daily specialist and class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop: Bigger books mean amping up reading.

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Music concert rehearsal Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home.

Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become lifelong readers.

IXL Language Arts: T.1 & T.2

Monday Music concert rehearsal
Tuesday Reflecting on our reading fluency.
Wednesday Personalized learning with their individual reading groups.
Thursday Finding key-ideas.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Persuasive writing:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Weekend writing IXL Language Arts:

Y.1- Y.3

Monday Introduction to OREO format in persuasive writing.
Tuesday Word work
Wednesday Mother’s day project
Thursday Mother’s day project

 

Math

Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Math learning.

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday The students learn the simple concepts of line of symmetry. IXL Math:

IXL: T.7

IXL: Q.8

IXL: I.1 & I.2

Monday Pre-assessment review and correction.
Tuesday Relearn the difficult concepts and skills.
Wednesday Review Unit 5
Thursday Finish and review Unit 5

 

Unit of Inquiry

This week in UOI topic “Health and Wellbeing”, we will be exploring the “Hygiene” aspect of staying healthy and look at the various ways of keeping ourselves healthy.

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

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Grade 2 Newsletter: March 10th – 14th

March11

For the coming week…

Reminders

 

  • Please note that International Day date has been moved to Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 2pm to 7pm.
  • Mark this date in your calendar! The Grade 1 and 2 Musical will be March 19th at 8h30 in the MPH. Parents and grandparents invited.
  • ***Please check the ClassDojo for Ms. Austin’s post on the concert costume requirements.
  • SPRING BREAK: 31st March to 13th April
  • ASAs continue this week. This session’s ASAs will run until the end of April.

 

Important Links

 

  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • Please follow the links to see you daily specialist and class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Student-led conferences Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home.

Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become lifelong readers.

IXL Language Arts: Q.1 & Q.2

Monday Student-led conferences
Tuesday Students will be learning to focus on special language. They need to read most of the page to figure out what a phrase means.
Wednesday Personalized learning with their individual reading groups.
Thursday Our readers will practice holding onto stories even when the books are long.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Persuasive writing:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Student-led conferences IXL Language Arts:

CC.4

Monday Student-led conferences
Tuesday Students will be identifying dialogue tags in texts.
Wednesday Our learners will experiment different ways of using the quotations marks in groups and pairs.
Thursday Start using the quotation marks in their writing.

 

 

Math

Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Math learning.

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Student-led conferences
Monday Student-led conferences
Tuesday Explore and understand the various Pyramid shapes. IXL: U.7 & U.8
Wednesday The students will be finding the lines of symmetry in objects. Online game: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/SymmetryLinesShapesShoot.htm
Thursday Students will learn to complete drawings to create symmetrical shapes. See Math homework pages 150 & 151

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI topic “Health and Wellbeing”, we are getting a better understanding of the Emotional and Social aspect and how this can affect our health. We will also explore mindfulness and look at it’s benefits.

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

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Grade 2 Newsletter: March 3rd – 7th

March3

For the coming week…

Reminders

 

  • Book character dress up day and PARADE: March 7th @ 8:05 AM.
  • ***Student-led conferences on 10th and 11th March. Please book your appointments on Synergetic today!!!
  • Please note that International Day date has been moved to Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 2pm to 7pm.
  • Mark this date in your calendar! The Grade 1 and 2 Musical will be March 19th at 8h30 in the MPH. Parents and grandparents invited.
  • ASAs continue this week. This session’s ASAs will run until the end of April.

 

Important Links

 

  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • Please follow the links to see you daily specialist and class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Personalized learning with their individual reading groups. Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home.

Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become lifelong readers.

IXL Language Arts: LL.1 & MM.1

Monday Personalized learning with their individual reading groups.
Tuesday Students will be learning strategies of recognising literary language.
Wednesday Personalized learning with their individual reading groups.
Thursday Our readers are further going understand and notice tricky language such as idioms used in books.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Persuasive writing:

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will write a small moment story about their weekend focusing on speech tags. IXL Language Arts:

Z.1 – Z.5

Monday The children understand the importance for transitional words in writing.
Tuesday Focusing on quotations and how to use them as writers.
Wednesday Rewriting the draft focusing on transition words and quotations.
Thursday Finalize and write a complete piece of persuasive writing based on the writing rubric.

 

Math

Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Math learning.

Classwork Homework suggestion
Sunday Students will extend their knowledge of quadrangles and quadrilateral through various games and hands-on activities. IXL Math: U.1 & U.2
Monday Identifying the attributes of the various quadrilaterals and looking at the similarities and differences. IXL Math: U.7 & U.8
Tuesday Students will dip into connecting points and polygons just to reiterate their prior learning. Online game:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/PolygonShapesShoot.htm

Wednesday Reviewing and identifying 3D shapes. Online game: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/shapes_shoot.htm
Thursday Identifying 3D shapes in real life.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI topic “Health and Wellbeing”, this week we are focusing on our “Physical” health. The children will be finding out the various ways of keeping healthy physically. As parents you can encourage them to join your exercise routine if you have one, for them to be able to get a better understanding.

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

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Book week: March 3rd – 7th

February26

The school Book Week begins Sunday , March 3rd!

The week-long event is an annual celebration of books written for young people, and hopes to inspire a love of reading.

The dress-up days are scheduled as follows:

Sunday: Wear “Find your treasure” T-shirt (The UAS Book Week T-shirt)

Monday: Wear a T-shirt with words

Tuesday: Wear “Find your treasure” T-shirt

Wednesday: Wear “Find your treasure” T-shirt

Thursday: Wear book character costume for the Book Parade

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Grade 2 Newsletter: Week Feb 25th – 28th

February25

For the coming week…

Reminders

 

  • Sports Day will be Feb. 28th for Grades 2. Students in 2DO should wear a yellow t-shirt that day, 2BC should wear a purple t-shirt, and 2KG should wear a green t-shirt.
  • ***NEW ANNOUNCEMENT- Book Character Parade: March 7th @ 8:05 AM.
  • Please note that International Day date has been moved to Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 2pm to 7pm.
  • Mark this date in your calendar! The Grade 1 and 2 Musical will be March 19th at 8h30 in the MPH. Parents and grandparents invited.
  • ***Please send in earbuds or headphones for the Edmentum program if you still haven’t, otherwise it gets difficult for the children to focus on the online lessons.
  • ASAs continue this week. This session’s ASAs will run until the end of April.

 

Important Links

 

  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • Please follow the links to see you daily specialist and class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Classwork Homework
Sunday NO SCHOOL Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home.

Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become lifelong readers.

IXL Language Arts: O.1 – O.3

Monday Personalized learning with their individual reading groups.
Tuesday Students will learn how read at a “Just-Right” pace by putting it all together and becoming a fluent reader.
Wednesday Personalized learning with their individual reading groups.
Thursday SPORTS DAY!!!

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Persuasive writing:

Classwork Homework
Sunday NO SCHOOL IXL Language Arts: BB.1-BB.4

Z.1 & Z.2

Monday Now that the students have brainstormed ideas, they will be given a topic to write their own persuasive piece.
Tuesday Students use a checklist to edit their writing.
Wednesday Students get the opportunity to check their work and grade it to the persuasive writing rubric.
Thursday SPORTS DAY!!!

 

Math

Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Math learning.

Classwork Homework
Sunday NO SCHOOL
Monday Students will understanding quadrangles and parallel line segments. IXL Math: N.3 – N.5
Tuesday Students will dig deeper into understanding quadrangles and parallel line segments. IXL Math: T.1 – T.4
Wednesday Reviewing quadrangles and parallel line segments with hands-on games and activities. Online game:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/QuadShapesShoot.htm

Thursday SPORTS DAY!!!

 

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI topic “Health and Wellbeing”, we will be discussing and learning, what the students already know about being healthy, what they need to know and what do they wonder about.

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

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Grade 2 Newsletter: February 17th – 21st

February17

 

For the coming week…

Reminders

 

  • School will be CLOSED on Feb 24th.
  • Sports Day will be Feb. 28th for Grades 2. Students in 2DO should wear a yellow t-shirt that day, 2BC should wear a purple t-shirt, and 2KG should wear a green t-shirt.
  • International Day is on Friday, March 8, 2019, from 2pm to 8pm.
  • Mark this date in your calendar! The Grade 1 and 2 Musical will be March 19th at 8h30 in the MPH. Parents and grandparents invited.
  • ***Please send in earbuds or headphones for the Edmentum program if you still haven’t, as it gets difficult for the children to focus on the online lessons without them.
  • ASAs continue this week. This session’s ASAs will run until the end of April.

 

Important Links

 

  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • Please follow the links to see you daily specialist and class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG- Daily and Specialist ABC Days schedule

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Classwork Homework
Sunday Personalized learning with their individual reading groups. Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home.

Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become lifelong readers.

IXL Language Arts: S.1, S.2

Monday Personalized learning with their individual reading groups.
Tuesday Students will learn how to notice the dialogue tags. Reading and rereading to make their voices smooth and expressive.
Wednesday Personalized learning with their individual reading groups.
Thursday Students will look into using meaning to read fluently by researching it.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Lab Reports:

Classwork Homework
Sunday Persuasive Writing: Pre-Assessment Students can brainstorm ideas and some details related to the topic at home. Also, revise the newly learnt skills.

IXL Language Arts: BB.1-BB.4

Monday Inquiry into persuasive writing.
Tuesday Brainstorming ideas for topics.
Wednesday Planning and organizing the writing.
Thursday Produce a complete piece of persuasive writing.

 

Math

Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Math learning.

Classwork Homework
Sunday Unit 5 Pre-Assessment IXL Math: N.1 & N.2
Monday Students will use Edmentum practicing skills at their level. IXL Math: N.3 – N.5
Tuesday Defining and naming line segments. Online game: http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/games-table/

Grade 2- Unit 5- Interactive Geoboard

Wednesday Understanding parallel line segments. Online game:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/line_shoot.htm

Thursday Reviewing line segments and practicing Math boxes.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI, we are moving into our new topic, “Health and Wellbeing” where we will be focusing on overall physical and mental health. This week the students will discuss to understand the healthy habits and it’s benefits.

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

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Grade 2 Newsletter: Feb 11th to Feb 14th

February10

For the coming week…

Reminders

 

  • School will be CLOSED on Feb 24th.
  • Sports Day will be Feb. 28th for Grades 2. Students in 2DO should wear a yellow t-shirt that day, 2BC should wear a purple t-shirt, and 2KG should wear a green t-shirt.
  • International Day is on Friday, March 8, 2019, from 2pm to 8pm.
  • Mark this date in your calendar! The Grade 1 and 2 Musical will be March 19th at 8h30 in the MPH. Parents and grandparents invited.
  • Thank you to those of you who have send in earbuds or headphones for our Edmentum program. If you haven’t had a chance to send them in, please try to get them this week. Nothing expensive!
  • ASAs continue this week. This session’s ASAs will run until the end of April.

 

Important Links

 

  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • Please follow the links to see you daily specialist and class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Sunday NO SCHOOL Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home. Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become life-long readers.
Monday Personalized learning with their individual reading groups.
Tuesday Students will learn to use context to build knowledge of unknown words.
Wednesday Personalized learning with their individual reading groups.
Thursday Students will team up with partners to build keywords together.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Lab Reports:

Sunday NO SCHOOL Students can practice creating their own properly sequenced lab-reports for a simple experiment at home.
Monday Chose a new experiment to publish and review all the important steps and procedures of a lab report.
Tuesday Students will edit their lab reports to precise language and domain specific vocabulary.
Wednesday Continue with the editing.
Thursday Present their published lab report.

Students can continue using IXL Language Skills to support literacy and on text feature skills IXL w.1.

 

Math

Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Math learning.

Sunday NO SCHOOL
Monday Students will use Edmentum practicing skills at their level. Grade 2, Unit 4 games: http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/games-table/
Tuesday Review Unit 4 in class. Please review the two Unit 4 pre-assessments with your child.
Wednesday Unit 4 Summative Assessment
Thursday Introduction to open number line.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI, students will continue conducting experiments in our Matter unit. Last week the students experienced  non-reversible matter change in our classrooms. Students will continue to use measurement, lab reports and non-fiction reading and have one more experiment to help them understand how the world around them works.

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

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Grade 2 Newsletter, Feb. 3 – 7

January31

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • Mark this date in your calendar! The Grade 1 and 2 Musical will be March 19th at 8h30 in the MPH. Parents and grandparents invited.
  • There will be an assembly Thursday, Feb. 7th. Student in 2DO should wear a yellow t-shirt that day, 2BC should wear a purple t-shirt, and 2KG should wear a green t-shirt.
  • Thank you to those of you who have send in earbuds or headphones for our Edmentum program. If you haven’t had a chance to send them in, please try to get them this week. Nothing expensive. 
  • ASAs continue this week. This session’s ASAs will run until the end of April.
  • MAP testing continues this week. Students will write MAP Language Usage on Monday, Feb. 4. Any unfinished tests will be done during make-up sessions. Students should get 9-10 hours sleep the night before each test and eat healthily each day to prepare for the tests.
  • Sports Day will be Feb. 28th for Grades 2. Students in 2DO should wear a yellow t-shirt that day, 2BC should wear a purple t-shirt, and 2KG should wear a green t-shirt.
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Sunday Students will be learning to use the non-fiction features to understand the text. Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home. Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become life-long readers.
Monday Students will looking at text boxes and labels.
Tuesday We are learning to use the glossary to understand the text.
Wednesday Students will combine strategies to figure out keywords.
Thursday Students will review skills learned this week.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Lab Reports:

Sunday Students will write a small moment story about their weekend building independence as writers. Students can practice these writing skills by writing about non-fiction science books, making notes about their learning and writing about science experiments.
Monday We are learning to reflect on our hypothesis.
Tuesday Students will ask questions about our experiment results.
Wednesday Students will think of possible explanations for their results.
Thursday Students will review skills learned in the week.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do R-Controlled Vowels, I.3, I.4.

 

Math

Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Math learning.

Sunday Students will use Base10 blocks to build a number. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Place Value, M.2 and M.9.
Monday We are learning to measure using feet and meters. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Measurement, S.3.
Tuesday Students will measure in inches and centimeters. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Measurement, S.8.
Wednesday Students will use Edmentum practicing skills at their level. Students can practice this skill on IXL or using the login for Edmentum at home. (stuck to homework folder)
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI, students will continue conducting experiments in our Matter unit. Students enjoyed freezing liquids and observing how quickly/slowly water evaporates in our classroom. Students will continue to use measurement, lab reports and non-fiction reading as they do two new experiments to help them understand how the world around them works.

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

 

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